Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »

UPDATE: Gov. Brown Approves $5M for Nutrition Incentive Program That is Helping Farm Economies & Boosting Health

UPDATE: Gov. Brown Approves $5M for Nutrition Incentive Program That is Helping Farm Economies & Boosting Health
[Press Release] BERKELEY, June 13, 2016 – The healthy food incentive program Market Match is increasing access to fresh produce among Californians who are struggling to feed their families, while giving an economic boost to the state’s embattled farm communities. Any day, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to decide whether to take advantage of federal… Read more »

New Local Soda Taxes Poised to Go to Voters in SF, Oakland, and Albany

New Local Soda Taxes Poised to Go to Voters in SF, Oakland, and Albany
You probably remember the successful soda tax in Berkeley during the 2014 election. That same election year, there was a proposed San Francisco soda tax that failed to pass. Now, two years later, that could change as Berkeley’s neighboring cities are taking steps to increase health awareness by proposing their own taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages… Read more »

Spring Cleaning? 10 Resources to Reuse & Recycle as you Reduce Stuff!

Spring Cleaning? 10 Resources to Reuse & Recycle as you Reduce Stuff!
Are you enjoying the sunshine, and feeling motivated to clean out your garage, shed, or closets? Here are some resources to help you discard unwanted items. Choose the Reuse option when possible. Do you think the items might be useful to someone else? RecycleWhere is an online wizard (a project of StopWaste, SF Environment, and… Read more »

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?

What Does the Ecology Center Offer Youth?
The Ecology Center is a great non-profit organization founded in 1969 by a group of Berkeley residents who were eager for environmental reform. To this day, it continues to be in the forefront of many environmental campaigns. It’s never too early to become an environmental activist and the Ecology Center offers resources for everyone in… Read more »